Press release

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 8 December – Sunday 14 December 2014

This news article was withdrawn on 2 January 2015

This press release is no longer current.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 5 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M20 junction 5 to 6, Maidstone, Kent: Drainage

There will be a lane 3 closure and a 50mph speed limit in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 8 December.

The coastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for three nights from Tuesday 9 December. A clearly signed doversion will be in place via junction 4 for road users wishing to join the M20 at junction 5. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 7 for road users wishing to exit at junction 6.

M23 junction 9 to 8, Nutfield, West Sussex: Slope stabilisation work and resurfacing

Lane closures will continue to be in place on the London-bound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 19 December.

A20 Dover, Kent: Road marking reinstatement

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5am, on Monday 8 December between the B2011 and the Limekiln Roundabout. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2011 and the A256.

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5am, on Tuesday 9 December between Limekiln Roundabout and Western Heights Roundabout. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20, A256 and the B2011.

A21 Pillory Corner, Flimwell, East Sussex: Drainage work

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place between Scotney Castle and Flimwell Crossroads overnight, between 8pm and 6am, weekday nights only until Friday 19 December.

A21 Whatlington to Seddlescombe, East Sussex: Drainage work

A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place at Marley Lane overnight, between 8pm and 6am each night. The lay-by will continue to be closed on the London-bound carriageway adjacent to Marley Lane 24/7. Work is due to finish Saturday 13 December.

A23 Handcross to Warninglid, West Sussex: Major improvement work

The southbound carriageway will continue to be closed between Handcross and Warninglid overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 19 December. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A264, A24 and the A272.

A23 Bolney, West Sussex: Resurfacing work

The southbound carriageway between Bolney and Hickstead will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 8 December until Wednesday 17 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A272, A237 and the A2300.

A249 Sheppey Crossing, Kent: Carriageway resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed from 8am on Saturday 13 December until 4pm on Sunday 14 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Kingsferry Bridge.

A259 Bexhill, East Sussex: Drainage work

A lane closure and two way traffic lights will continue to be in place on Little Common Road. Work will be carried out between 9am and 4pm, and between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. Work is due to finish in January 2015, but will be lifted during the Christmas holidays.

A27 Patcham, West Sussex: Pavement Investigation

The westbound entry slip road at Patcham Interchange will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 8 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27 eastbound carriageway to Carden Avenue and return on the westbound carriageway.

A27 Manor Road, Worthing, West Sussex: Footpath construction

Westbound lane closures and a 40mph speed limit will continue to be in place between the DVSA lay by and the Sussex Pad junction overnight, between 7.30pm and 6am, for two weeks.

Safety at roadworks

The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads.For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

*keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety. *get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching. *concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks. *be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks. *keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front. *observe all signs – they are there to help you.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.